Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Speech Communication

First Advisor

Gingrich-Philbrook, Craig


Using autoethnography, performance praxis, and narrative theory, this thesis seeks to examine the discourses of the Recovery Industry in relationship to Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA). The Recovery Industry creates normalized identity scripts that may be problematic for some people who fall under this diagnosis/category. By using subversive performance praxis, the author hopes to rupture these dominant narratives in hope of creating new possibilities for identity narratives.




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